Red Cross Award

The American Red Cross honored some local heroes on Wednesday. Above, American Red Cross Territory Aquatics Specialist Lindsey Ross, left, presents St. Simons Island resident Dan Meyers with the American Red Cross Certificate of Merit while Red Cross Communications Manager Ashley Henyan looks on during a ceremony held at the St. Simons United Methodist Church Chapel. The Certificate of Merit is the highest honor given by the American Red Cross and is given to a person who uses life saving skills learned in a Red Cross CPR training class to save and sustain a life. Meyers’ 3-year-old son Kaden fell into a pool without his flotation devices on during a family outing on May 25, 2018. Meyers jumped in the pool, pulled his non-responsive son out of the water, and performed CPR until the paramedics arrived. Below, The Red Cross honored six Sea Island team members at a ceremony on the island. Those who received certificates were Christopher Morris, second from left in front row, Nelson Adams and Ben O’Steen; and back row second from left, Eliot VanOtteren, Jesse “Jon Boat” Johnson and Gavin Earl. Also pictured are the Red Cross’ Henyan, front row on left, and Laura Ginn, safety and compliance manager for Sea Island Co., back row on left.